Harry Kane brace secure big win for Spurs over West Ham


Harry Kane scored his seventh and eighth goals in five matches as Tottenham Hotspur dispatched West Ham United 4-1 on Sunday to close on the Premier League’s top four.

Defenders Toby Alderweireld and Kyle Walker also found the net at a chilly White Hart Lane as Mauricio Pochettino’s side equalled the club record of 12 successive Premier League games without defeat.

Kane, who has scored 12 goals in 14 London derbies, branded the display Spurs’ best of the season and Pochettino said: “It was a high-level performance. It was fantastic and we feel very proud.Spurs now trail fourth-place Arsenal by just two points and leaders Leicester City by four, leaving them ideally placed for an assault on the Champions League berths ahead of next weekend’s home game with spluttering champions Chelsea, who will not relish the trip to north London.

“It was a brilliant effort. We showed how we can play and we need to keep the whole season the performance that we showed.”